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Global Left Midweek - July 22, 2020

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A special comment on China, Hong Kong and the threat of war; protests in Thailand; the condition of healthcare workers worldwide, and more

China is Unlikely to Engage in a Nuclear Arms Race with the US

Gregory Kulacki Responsible Statecraft
President Trump in a 2017 bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. China’s leaders believe the only purpose of nuclear weapons is to allay the fear of a nuclear attack. But they are worried. The US has refused to rule out a nuclear first strike, and they’re dealing with a hostile and very impulsive US president.

Tipping The Nuclear Dominoes

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Why is Trump unraveling treaties on nuclear arms? It's not just greed -- some people want to use them. The test ban did - and does - slow the development of nuclear weapons and limits their proliferation to other countries.

Internationalism in Vietnam, Then and Now

Tran Dac Loi Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Vietnam is building on the internationalist traditions of Ho Chi Minh. True patriotism, is quite different from narrow, selfish nationalism - it should always respect the rights and interests of other nations without harming common interests...

Tidbits - May 14, 2020 - Reader Comments: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery; Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Above Law; Re-Open without Testing & Tracing IS Murder; Catholic Church Supports Trump; COVID and China; Federal Works Program; On-Line Events; more

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Reader Comments: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery; Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Above Law; Re-Open without Testing & Tracing IS Murder; Catholic Church Supports Trump; COVID and China; Federal Works Program; lots of On-Line Events and Resources; more...
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